BC: This book was created with love for Amara Elana Austin Oliva by Deema and PoPo
FC: Amara's Story | By Deema & PoPo
1: Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a beautiful girl named Amie. She was very smart, and was studying to become a doctor, a neuro-psychologist. Amie is MOMMA! | Sometimes, obstacles got in the way of mommy's dreams, but God knew what He was doing! Because things did not go exactly as she had planned, mommy met a handsome man named Mario. Mario is DADDY! God always has his plan for us, but sometimes it takes a little while to see that!
2: Momma and Daddy fell madly in love!
3: One perfect day, God gave momma and daddy a special blessing. He put a baby in momma's tummy! God knew that only momma and daddy could make the perfect baby that God wanted. The baby in momma's tummy grew....
4: And grew.... | And GREW!
5: Lots of people want to find out if they are having a girl or boy, but not your momma and daddy! They wanted to be surprised! Deema and PoPo knew you were going to be a girl. Deema told everyone that you were a girl, and PoPo had a dream that his mommy, your great grandma Mary, told him that you were a girl! Great grandma Mary was always right about things like that. She is up in heaven now, and I'll bet she's watching over you, keeping you safe!
6: One day, the 21st day of May, 2010, at 7:34 in the morning, momma and daddy's baby arrived! The baby was a beautiful, perfect little girl! She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. Amie and Mario named this baby Amara Elana Austin Oliva. Who is this beautiful, perfect child that God designed? YOU!!!
7: Lots of people were so happy when you were born. On that special day, Deema and PoPo flew all the way from Texas to Kansas to see you! They fell in love with you the second they saw you!
8: Grandma Karen and Grandpa Dino also flew all the way from florida to Kansas to see you on the day you were born!
9: Grandma Kathi (JoJo) came all the way from Michigan to see you on June 13th. | Uncle Justin and Aunt Lauren came to see you in Oklahoma on June 11th. They came from Texas.
10: Uncle Anthony and Aunt Bri came from Florida to see you on July 7th. | Amara, momma and daddy moved to Florida when momma and daddy finished school. In October, many, many people came to see you. Aunt Jennifer came to see you!
11: Uncle Jason and Aunt Leslie came to see you! | Aunts Christy and Breanna came to see you! | You made a new friend named Lucca!
12: Great grandma Silvia came to see you, and you had your picture taken with FOUR generations! | Great Aunt Sandra and great Uncle Jim, Great Aunt Joann, and Great Aunt Jannet Came to see you too!
13: So many people came on that very special day, when momma and daddy told the world how much they loved each other! | In November, your cousin Emma came out of Aunt Bri's tummy to meet you! | Amara went to JoJo's house in December and met Cousins Austin and Rylind.
14: Amara is such a lucky girl! She has so many people who love her! So many people came to see you, and they all wanted to hold you, hug you, and give you lots of kisses! But Deema and PoPo gave you the most hugs and kisses, because you are their special girl! They were so sad when they went back to Texas. They wanted to stay with Amara! Always remember, Amara, that even though Deema and PoPo don't get to see you very often, they love you very, VERY much! You are their first grandchild! That makes you very special!
15: One day, on March 11th, everyone in Texas started to clap and cheer! Why? Because that's the day Amara came to TEXAS!!! You were way up high, in the sky, in an airplane!
16: You came to meet your new cousin, Jason Cohen. You also got to meet your uncle Evan! Deema, PoPo, all of your aunts and uncles were so excited to see you! They could not believe how big you grew!
17: Always remember, Amara, that you have LOTS of family that love you very much! You have family in Texas, Michigan, Florida, and lots of other places in the United States. We all love Amara! We are all looking forward to watching you grow up to be a big girl!
18: This is not The End It's the beginning!